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Conservation consultation meeting on Thursday 12th July, see details below    Press Release - Norfolk - Your guide to care and support for adults 2018/19, click here for details
.A Shotesham Conservation Area Appraisal and Consultation has been announced and will take place throughout July. All residents should have received a letter on this issue and more detail, a worthwhile read whatever your view, can be found at this link. Meeting on Thursday 12th, 4pm at Trinity. 

Talking of Conservation…..Volunteers are needed to help with conservation cutting and raking up on the following dates (weather permitting):- All Saints Church hill raking up 4th August from 9.30am St Mary’s and St Martin’s Churchyards 18th August from 9.30am Refreshments and tools will be provided. Wear suitable footwear/gloves. For further information contact Bernie Fenn 558407 email floracot@btinternet.com Look out for further notification of dates in the autumn for sessions at Stubbs Green, 3-Ponds Meadow and the village pond. .

Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101. 

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674 

An update on WiFi (which unfortunately does not help everyone 😞).  You may be aware that a new BT cabinet was recently fitted on The Street at the south end of Shotesham Common. It has now been commissioned and should have improved broadband speeds for people who live on the north side of the new cabinet. Information from BT sales is that they are not taking any new orders for the moment, only up-grading existing fibre customers. Advice is to call again in 2-3 weeks time when they should be able to take orders from new fibre broadband customers. 

Look out for some upcoming roadworks in Brooke from 25th June to 16th July, click here for details and suggested diversion. ps, caught me out already! ☹️

Update on our latest intruder(s). Appears (s)he must have heard the ‘recipe rumours’ and headed back home to Saxlingham!  

The DIARY – Click here

A hugely successfull Shotesham Open Gardens and Art Trail took place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday June 23rd/24th. A beautifully sunny couple of days saw almost 700 visitors who were delighted by the welcome and hospitality experienced throughout our village and contributed around £6000, with all profits after expenses (over £5000), being donated to the All Saints Church bells project. Highlights included immaculately turned out gardens, as well as Art & Patchwork Exhibitions, and a Flower Show and bell ringing at All Saints Church. Our thanks go to all the very hardworking gardeners and the many other helpers who manned carparks, made and served tea and cakes, arranged flowers and displayed all our arts and crafts. 

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios had a successful and very enjoyable fortnight at Flint Cottage, with lots of visitors, on many modes of transport and the occasional refreshment! Hostesses, Lesley and Mary would like to thank everyone who managed to attend and, if you missed it, look out for 2019. 

Walking Group News. Six two legged and 4 four legged went out to UEA and Earlham Park (could be the start of a joke…punch lines to the editor!). It was a hot walk and the dogs enjoyed dipping in the river and walkers enjoyed refreshments at the Cafe in Earlham Park. Next outing planned for Tuesday 10th July, details in the diary as always. 

Earlham Park walkabout, photo by Helen Drake

Something for the family during the holidays, click here for details

Don’t forget that, now the sun is here Shotesham Bowls Club is open for business, for further information call Alan Banham 550574 or John Torbitt 499541. 

Shotesham’s Cycling Group is up and running, more information and details of events can be obtained from maddison900@btinternet.com

Shotesham Pedallers, photo by Paul Maddison

All Saints Bell Project. We are planning major improvements to the bells in All Saints church, click here for more information.

We’re currently in the process of trying to compile a photo library of the recent snow event in and around Shotesham for our archive, if anyone has any photos they wish to share, please send them to Ken- resotan@aol.com 

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks  

More Bitesize Learning from South Norfolk Council, click here for link to website. 

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local Police info – Police Newsletter, June 18

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner June 2018 

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